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GS1 designated as Issuing Entity for Unique Device Identification (UDI) by the European Commission

GS1 designated as Issuing Entity for Unique Device Identification (UDI) by the European Commission (07 June 2019)

 
Documenting Medical Device Implants - Pilot Success

GS1 Ireland led an international coalition which successfully employed a sterile field scanner during surgery. The "TRACTUS" scanner by Matrix IT Medical Tracking Systems effectively collected detailed medical device information from extremely small codes known as data matrix codes on hospital-sterilized implants at Wheeling Hospital in West Virginia, USA. For the first time, full medical device traceability was proven on these implants, allowing for future device analytics.

 
IMVO formally established & blueprint provider selected for Ireland

The IMVO has been formally established & a blueprint provider has been selected for Ireland

 
GS1 accredited as issuing agency for UDI by FDA

Based on the UDI rule released in September 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially accredited GS1® as a Unique Device Identifier (UDI) issuing agency. (Brussels, Belgium, 17 December 2013).

 

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Giving time back to patient care

The initiative provides traceability of items used during surgery and procedures, improving the standard of care provided to patients and the Hospital's efficiency.

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